I can’t believe that it’s been a whole month since the last blog post! But we’ve been busy behind the scenes with two exhibits, our year end party and awards and plans for 2018.
Member Group Exhibit
Last week our members brought their artwork to the Phipps for the club’s exhibit on the second floor. Thanks to Amanda Bierbaum, Don and Janis Bock, Betty Bryan, Jill Krentz, Carol Menke, and Dorothy Nordstrand for all the help in receiving and installing our pieces in time for the artists’ reception on Friday night. Our space was filled the whole evening with members and lots of visitors who were wowed by the exhibit. Everyone should see the variety and depth of talent of our members before the exhibit ends on January 14.
The club project exhibit is also on display on the red wall and entrance area at the Phipps and when it comes down, it will be on display at Westfield’s Hospital in New Richmond until April 8. It features beautiful prairie landscapes and details of flora, birds, insects, and even a bison! Be sure to take some time to view it when you come to the January meeting.
New Salon Rules
At our last board meeting we decided to update the salons. The most important updates include:
- There will be six Competition Salons during the year instead of four. They will be held on every even-numbered month (February, April, June, August, October and December).
- Digital images should be sized so that the longest dimension is 1920 pixels. This will bring us in line with the new N4C standard.
- A digital version of prints must also be submitted three weeks prior to the meeting date.
- New definition for Creative: The primary distinction for the Creative category is that the maker intends (and the viewer easily recognizes) that the image is not a representation of reality. The Altered Reality image must have a photographic base of the maker’s own creation. Manipulation of the basic image or images can be done in camera and/or in computer. The makers of Altered Reality images should feel free to use a wide range of tools and resources, limited only by An HDR that looks “natural” would not be considered “altered reality” under this definition (but would fit under the Realistic class, for example). Not limited in subject matter and any photographic technique can be used as long as the image begins as a photograph and all elements are the work of the entrant. All manipulations and enhancements are allowed and encouraged.
Other minor updates were also made and the complete update can be downloaded on our Club Salon Rules page. Scroll all the way to the bottom for a download link.
We will also be adding opportunities for small group discussion of images. The first one will be on March 14.